Raiders and Vikings trade prepares market for QB reserve compensation
There is a large group of Pittsburgh Steelers fan base who want to see the team split up with veteran quarterback Mason Rudolph. In all social media, and on all platforms, comments like these are mentioned almost daily:
“Steelers should trade Mason Rudolph for second day pick!”
“The Steelers should replace Rudolph with a starting defender/protection.”
“Rudolph should be traded for a starting point.”
You get the picture, but no one really knows what kind of compensation the reserve quarterback will get on the open market. Well, so far. The Las Vegas Raiders Monday morning shipped quarterback Nick Mullins to the Minnesota Vikings.
What happened to the raiders?
Conditional draft pick for the seventh round of 2024.
Yes, all they got was a condition, which means the selection could change, a seventh-round pick in 2024. So, for all the folks hoping and praying, the Steelers could get a fourth, or even fifth, round for Rudolph, it might be Be safe.
An argument can be made that Rudolph is better than Mullins, but the numbers don’t really make that argument.
Mullens is in his fourth year in the league, has started 17 games, won 5, while throwing 26 touchdowns in 22 interceptions.
Rudolph, in his fifth year, started 10 games, won 5, while throwing 16 touchdowns in 11 interceptions.
The real difference between the midfielders will be the organizations they call home. Rudolph has always enjoyed the stability of the Steelers organization, while Mullins was part of the Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers, Raiders and now Vikings in his four years in the league.
The Steelers might break up with Rudolph, after all, anything is possible, but if anyone is expecting a high return for them, you might want to think again. Except for the injured midfielder, the prevailing rate of reserve players is not good.
But you never know, the Steelers somehow got a fifth-round pick for Joshua Dobbs over the Jacksonville Jaguars not too long ago. Stay in touch.